COVID-19 Crisis: A VAR’s Guide to Canada’s Economic Response Plan

UPDATED 3/29/20

To help retail IT VARs and ISVs effectively deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the RSPA reached out to several members asking them for ideas and business best practices related to this crisis. Our community has responded generously with several executives sharing helpful information. Paul Leduc, Chairperson of the RSPA’s Canadian Community and the President of Globe POS Systems, a value-added reseller headquartered in Brampton, Ont., shared with us this 13-page document listing resources related to Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan he crafted along with his accountant.

The document includes information and links on several topics:

  • Support for Individuals
  • Support for Businesses
  • Applying for Regular Benefits
  • Applying for EI (Employment Insurance) Sickness Benefits
  • Applying for EI Work Sharing Benefits
  • Applying for Emergency Care Benefits
  • Layoffs & Temporary Layoffs
  • Work-Sharing Programs

Follow this link to access the document:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan – A Business Disruption Guide for Employees and Employers

Disclaimer: Please note the views and opinions expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Retail Solutions Providers Association. The information in the document is provided with the knowledge that the author does not offer any legal or other professional advice. In the case of a need for any such expertise, consult with the appropriate professional. The document does not contain all information available on the subject of Canada’s COVID-19 economic response plan or business disruption. The document has not been created to be specific to any individual’s or organization’s situation or needs. Every effort has been made to make the document as accurate as possible. However, there may be typographical and/or content errors. Therefore, the document should serve only as a general guide and not as the ultimate source of subject information. The document contains information that might be dated. The author and RSPA shall have no liability or responsibility to any person or entity regarding any loss or damage incurred, or alleged to have been incurred, directly or indirectly, by the information contained in the document.